Honouring Lancashire’s most influential, innovative and inspiring business people aged sub36.
Sub36 is Lancashire Business View's campaign to showcase Lancashire's young business talent. We do this through the regular magazine feature, networking events and annual awards.
The Sub36 Awards 2020 are now open for entries - deadline 28 August 2020. Click here to view the categories and entry information now.
Sub36 is about recognising hard work, skill and ambition. It's about recognising the great workplaces that allow the younger generation to flourish.
It’s about making our people and our businesses stronger. It’s about local entrepreneurship. It’s about celebrating Lancashire. It’s about sharing successes widely – in print, online and at events. It’s about connecting the county.
And it's about providing a platform for young business leaders to learn, grow, develop and connect.
In addition to their trophy, Sub36 winners in 2019 have gained access to a bespoke personal and business mentoring programme.
Sub36 is good for…
"The process couldn’t have been more professionally organised. The Judges welcomed you with a smile and were there to hear about you, not interrogate you. The award has helped boost my profile professionally."Hannah Hughes Harrison Drury Solicitors, Sub36 winner
"Judging was an exciting process, the judges themselves were very supportive and clearly wanted the interviews to go well as much as the applicants did."Chris Smith Pendle Engineering, Sub36 winner
"The Sub 36 awards are a fantastic opportunity for young professionals across Lancashire to showcase their many and varied accomplishments. We believe in celebrating and rewarding success and see the Sub 36 awards as the perfect way to recognise the valuable contribution made by the upcoming generation of business professionals across our region."Ian McCulloch Begbies Traynor, Sub36 sponsor
"It's really important for young professionals to meet and network with fellow like-minded individuals in the region and the LBV Sub36 networking events are a great opportunity to do this. Regardless of what sector you work in, by working in partnership we can support one another in the early stages of our careers and strengthen Lancashire's overall offering."Lauren Grice Bespoke Digital Agency, Sub36 finalist
"The Sub36 Awards celebrate the talents and achievements of some of Lancashire’s leading business professionals under the age of 36 who in turn will become our future business leaders. We are proud to sponsor the awards and recognise the achievements of those set to be nominated. "Claire Shore Blackburn College, Sub36 sponsor
"My Sub36 awards mentor has provided a wealth of knowledge and advice, helped shape my career path and home life. I’m really enjoying my mentoring experience, it has been infinity helpful."Lucas Benson Sub36 Apprentice of the Year 2018
"My mentor has been wonderful. It’s been extremely useful to have someone who I look up to and respect to bounce ideas off and talk about challenges and successes. He’s also given me some great ideas that have and will continue to help me and the business grow."Laura Leyland Sub36 Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
"Going through the Sub36 awards journey has been a catalyst for growth, new ideas, new people and new clients but even more than that was the confidence and subsequent self belief to be acknowledged by such a respected process."Richard Few Sales Geek, Sub36 New Business of the Year 2018
The Sub36 programme of events has been unveiled for 2020, featuring an expanded awards night with new prizes for the winners and online networking to keep us all connected during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Sub36 Awards, which celebrate the best up-and-coming business talent in Lancashire, are set to return in 2020 with a new headline sponsor dedicated to sustainable investing.
The final shortlist of this year’s Sub36 Awards has been unveiled, naming the leaders and difference-makers in the running for a much sought after prize package. The Sub36 Awards, which culminates in a colourful prize-giving ceremony at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on October 17, honours the county’s most exciting business prospects aged Sub36.
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